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For A Marine Hero, A Medal Of Honor

Cpl. Dakota Meyer disobeyed orders and charged into a Taliban ambush to save American and Afghan troops. President Obama is giving him the Medal of Honor on Thursday, the first time a living Marine has received it since the Vietnam war.
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As Wars Drag On, U.S. Interest Wanes

There was huge public support for the U.S. war in Afghanistan when it began a decade ago. Today, only a quarter of Americans follow it closely.
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Inside Kabul Siege Site: Attackers' Bodies, Walls Riddled With Bullet Holes

"This was clearly the site of a huge fight," NPR's Renee Montagne reported from the scene. And the under-construction building offered a clear line of sight to the U.S. embassy. No Americans were injured during the attack.
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20-Hour Insurgent Attack Ends In Afghan Capital

In Afghanistan, a bloody 20-hour insurgent attack on the capital Kabul ended Wednesday morning. All the assailants are dead. The attackers took control of a building that had a clear line of fire to the U.S Embassy and NATO headquarters in the heart of the city.
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Taliban Fighters Attack U.S. Embassy In Kabul

Taliban fighters took up positions in a downtown Kabul building and opened fire on the U.S. embassy as well as other buildings in the neighborhood. Michele Norris talks to NPR's Quil Lawrence for more.
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Gunmen Attack U.S. Embassy, NATO Headquarters

In the Afghan capital Kabul, insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades and assault rifles at the U.S. Embassy and NATO headquarters. Other buildings were also targeted in Kabul. U.S. officials say there are no causalities at the Embassy.
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Afghan Insurgents Launch Multiple Attacks In Kabul

The Taliban is claiming responsibility for gunfire and explosions heard around the Afghan capital Kabul. Insurgents have been firing in the direction of the U.S. Embassy as well as other landmarks.

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